This is the sixth edition of CSA C225, Vehicle-mounted aerial devices. It supersedes the previous editions, published in 2010, 2000, 1988, 1976, and 1969.
The major changes to this edition include the following:
a) the addition of insulating aerial device Category E;
b) updated requirements for vacuum protection systems; and
c) the addition of Annex I – Vacuum protection systems.
This Standard is substantially harmonized with ANSI/SIA A92.2.
This Standard was developed by CSA Group with funding support provided by the Canadian Association of Administrators of Labour Law — Occupational Safety and Health (CAALL-OSH), including Provincial and Territorial Governments, as well as the Government of Canada. CSA Group is solely responsible for the content of this Standard, and CSA Group and the funding bodies disclaim any liability in connection with the use of the information contained herein.
This Standard has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
The purpose of this Standard is to establish criteria for the design, manufacture, testing, inspection, installation, maintenance, use, and operation of vehicle-mounted aerial devices installed on a chassis, primarily used to position personnel, and for the training of operators for that equipment, to achieve the following objectives:
a) prevention of personal injuries and accidents;
b) uniformity in ratings; and
c) understanding by manufacturers, dealers, installers, maintenance personnel, operators, owners, and users of their respective responsibilities.
1.2.1 Equipment covered
This Standard applies to the following types of vehicle-mounted aerial devices:
a) extensible boom aerial device;
b) aerial ladder;
c) articulating-boom aerial device;
d) vertical tower; and
e) a combination of Items a) to d).
The vehicle can be a truck, trailer, or all-terrain vehicle.
1.2.2 Equipment not covered
This Standard does not apply to the following equipment:
a) mobile elevating work platforms, which are covered in CAN/CSA-B354.6, CAN/CSA-B354.7, and CAN/CSA-B354.8;
b) vehicle-mounted vertical lift devices for airline ground support, which are covered in ANSI/SIA A92.7;
c) vehicle-mounted bridge inspection and maintenance devices, which are covered in ANSI/SIA A92.8;
d) mast-climbing work platforms, which are covered in CSA B354.9 and CSA B354.10/B354.11;
e) mobile cranes, which are covered in CSA Z150;
f) suspended elevating platforms, which are covered in CAN/CSA-Z271;
g) fire-fighting equipment, which is covered in NFPA 1901;
h) construction and demolition operation digger derricks, which are covered in ANSI/ASSE A10.31;
i) powered crane tip-mounted personnel-carrying attachments; and
j) personnel platforms attached to the crane boom or suspended by hooks.
Note: Where the above Standards refer to ANSI/SIA A92.2, this Standard should be referred to.
The requirements of Clause 4and those in Clauses 5and 6relating to manufacturers apply to those aerial devices manufactured 6 months after the date of publication of this Standard. All other provisions of this Standard apply to both new and existing aerial platforms and become effective at the time of publication of this Standard.
In this Standard, shall is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the Standard; should is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and may is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.
1.5 Units of measurement
The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.